Ism (film)

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Directed by Puri Jagannadh
Produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
Written by Puri Jagannadh
Starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
Aditi Arya
Jagapati Babu
Music by Anup Rubens
Cinematography Mukesh G
Edited by Junaid Siddiqui
Distributed by Dil Raju
Release date
  • 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Running time
130 mins
Country India
Language Telugu
Box office est. ₹25 crore[1]

Ism is a 2016 Indian Telugu action film[2] produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram under N. T. R. Arts banner and directed by Puri Jagannadh.[3][4] Starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Aditi Arya in the lead roles, Jagapati Babu plays an important supporting role[5] and music composed by Anup Rubens. Junaid Siddiqui, Mukesh G and Johnny Shaik handled the editing, cinematography and Art direction respectively.[6] It was shot in August 2016 in Valencia, Spain.[7] The film was released on 21 October 2016 and received mostly mixed to negative reviews, but nevertheless became an average grosser at the box office.


Javed Ibrahim (Jagapati Babu), is a high-profile gangster who is in hiding in Tenerife islands with his gang and daughter, Alia (Aditi Arya), due to several of his scams being exposed in India. Kalyan Ram (Nandamuri Kalyan Ram), happens to see her during a fight at an illegal fight club and falls head over heels for her. He even befriends Javed Bhai after offering him local Indian Karim Beedis. However, neither of them disclose their identities to each other. With the help of marriage broker Don Bosco (Ali), Javed Bhai gets Alia engaged to the Prince of Persia. Meanwhile, Javed Bhai helps Kalyan woo a girl he likes, unaware that the girl is his daughter. Alia slowly falls for Kalyan Ram, and informs Javed Bhai, who, realising her lover is Kalyan, attempts to prove to her that he is cheating her. However, on seeing them, Kalyan runs away from there, eventually jumping into sea.

Meanwhile, in India, The Grand Leakage Company, a website/company, reveals Javed Bhai's whereabouts, and by seeing through the plan, Javed Bhai and Alia realise that the founder of the company, who has been unknown for years, is none other than Kalyan Ram. Alia, who is still madly in love with him, runs away from their yacht and escapes to India. Meanwhile, Kalyan, whose actual name is Sathya Marthand, is an undercover journalist whose father, Dasaradh Rao (Tanikella Bharani) was handicapped by a criminal contractor when the former, a journalist, exposed the latter's use of faulty cement to construct buildings. Sathya, in retaliation, attempted to kill the contractor, but realised that the idea of a crime is what encourages corruption. He, hence, is on a journey to fight corruption. He gets information about Bank of Paradise, a Tenerife-based bank owned by Javed Bhai, which holds over a billiard rupees. The Grand Leakage Company has employed over thousands of anonymous journalism students, who together, take on corruption in Indian. Alia lands in India and tracks down Sathya's address, threatening to kill his parents and herself if he does not return home. Sathya returns, but tells her that he does not have any feelings for her. However, his parents, who have grown fond of Alia, refuse to let her go, and try forcing Sathya to wed her. After gathering details about Sathya, Javed Bhai informs the police about his activities, including his plan to wipe off the entire money present at Bank of Paradise.

They are almost successful, but the police catch Sathya, and his 4 friends, who were assigned the task of completing the operation, are brutally murdered by local goons. After giving a stellar session in court, the public realise Sathya's goodness, including his craving for justice to all families below the poverty line. He even lets out the code of the accounts in the bank, letting his co "hacktivists" hack into the Bank of Paradise, dividing the money equally into the bank account of every above-poverty line Indian citizen, requesting them to give at least 10% of their money to below poverty line farmers and families, else they will be the reason their country gets ruined. He is then taken to be escorted to the Central Jail. En Route, they are stopped and Sathya is kidnapped by Javed Bhai's men. Javed Bhai tells a reluctant Sathya to marry Alia, but is double-crossed by his henchmen who are ordered to kill Sathya by Minister Kotilinga (Posani Krishna Murali), who was also involved in Javed's scams. Javed and Sathya take down all the goons. The film ends with Javed returning to Tenerife to continue his business, after having dropped Alia and Sathya in Goa, who then go undercover again.



Soundtrack album by
  • 5 October 2016 (2016-10-05)
Recorded 2016
Genre Soundtrack
Length 18:06
Label Aditya Music
Producer Anup Rubens
Anup Rubens chronology
Aatadukundam Raa

Music composed by Anup Rubens. Music released on ADITYA Music Company. Audio was launched on 5 October 2016, held at Hyderabad. Nandamuri Harikrishna NTR, Dil Raju and many other celebrities attended the function.[8]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Kanulu Navaina" Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar Jubin Nautiyal, Mohana Bhogaraju 4:28
2. "Yey Yey Yey Raa" Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar Puri Jagannadh, Dhanunjay, Roll Rida 3:19
3. "Ela Ela Ela" Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar Shakthisree Gopalan, Krishna Lasya 4:08
4. "Podaade Poda Poda" Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar Spurthy, Teja Priya, Ramki 3:38
5. "Ism" Puri Jagannadh Puri Jagannadh, Anurag Kulkarni 2:33
Total length: 18:06


  1. ^ Top 25 highest-grossing Telugu movies of the year Archived 31 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ ISM: Box Office Mojo
  3. ^ "Kalyan Ram ISM Movie First Look Poster Direction Puri Jagannadh Banner Ntr Arts". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  4. ^ Shekhar H Hooli (2016-07-04). "Puri Jagannadh's 'ISM' first look posters released as birthday treat for Nandamuri Kalyan Ram fans". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  5. ^ "First Look of Kalyan Ram - Puri's Ism". 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  6. ^ "Puri Jagannath Reveals First Look Of Kalyan Ram's ISM Movie –". 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  7. ^ "Bollywood rueda una película en Valencia". El País (in Spanish). 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  8. ^ "Ism (Audio launch)". Cine Josh.

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